Strengthening ties with Indigenous groups
The City of Leduc was recently pleased to tour the Four Nations of Maskwacis: Ermineskin Cree Nation, Samson Cree Nation, Montana First Nation and Louis Bull Tribe.
Included in the tour, which took place on Oct. 10, were the Nations’ town sites, band offices and infrastructure/environmental projects of note (e.g., a museum, solar farm, greenhouse, care clinic).
Intended to strengthen interactions and communication between Leduc and the four Nations, the trip was a reciprocal visit from when the City of Leduc welcomed Indigenous leaders to the Leduc Civic Centre on June 27 for a traditional pipe ceremony.
During the tour, City Council presented the Chief and Council of each Nation with protocol and a painting created by a local artist.
The City of Leduc reaffirms its commitment as a Treaty Partner and its approach to Treaty, Truth and ReconciliACTION. Through engagements and learning opportunities like this, we will continue to work with each Sovereign Indigenous Nation to understand ways we can partner together for social and economic benefit to each community.